Dany Lanza was arrested in 2001 for sexually assaulting two minor females
Lanza v. City of Chicago, et al. – Dany Lanza was arrested in 2001 for sexually assaulting two minor females. Lanza confessed while in police custody. In 2007, another offender confessed to the same crimes and in 2008 the State dropped all charges against Lanza. Lanza has now sued several Chicago police officers and a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney alleging that his confession was fabricated. He also alleges that the Chicago Police Department has a policy and practice of holding criminal suspects for longer than 48 hours without giving them a probable cause hearing. The case is pending in the Northern District of Illinois.